I have certainly done it all! Overcooked, undercooked, forgot to take it out to cook...but probably nothing stands out as the ultimate of disasters. One of the funniest hostess disaster stories I know is supposedly true. It takes place a number of years ago when everyone looked to "High Society" for everything impeccable. Sort of like Martha Stewart would be today. Anyway, I think it was Lady Astor. She was having a huge sit down dinner with the must upper of the upper crust. Everything was at the highest level of perfection. The best china, silverware, crystal and most opulent of floral arrangements -- you get the picture. The guests had all been seated, the soup course served and cleared - it was time for the grand entrance of the entree (which to my understanding was a turkey). Just as the young server stepped through the door, silver tray laden with the most perfect turkey to be placed on the table for a grand show of carving.....she stumbled, the tray tilted, and the turkey fell on the floor! The guests gasped! The server stood frozen in total dismay. Lady Astor, never missing a beat, just smiled graciously and said, "Oh that's all right my dear! Just remove this turkey back to the kitchen and bring out the OTHER one!" Now that was a fast recovery....don't you think? Think there really was another one? Wouldn't work for me though... no sireee! I have one of those open floorplans that leaves no "kitchen secrets" hid -- it's all in plain view! I guess I would just have to excuse myself for a little trip through the KFC drive through --- but then that's why I'm not "high society!" I'll bet it was the talk of the social circles for years!